Domestic flights in the UK still tend to be very expensive now that we can compare them to 'low cost' airlines.
So getting a Wick - Edinburgh flight for £59 was not to be sniffed at. This one hour flight, which is operated six days a week by Loganair, (marketed by FlyBE) removes the need for an 8 hour train journey, and a 6am start!
Wick Airport is a delight to use. Or should I say, Wick John O' Groats Airport after its rebrand.
The airport is bright with lots of natural daylight and is a pleasure to use.
When you arrive at the airport there is a bell to press at the check in desk for attention. I was advised that I couldn't check my luggage through to London (booo!) but I was expecting that anyway. So it was just time to wait…
The flight that operates the BA6896 also operates the BA6895 from Edinburgh to Wick, and that arrived on time where it was refuelled.
This aircraft looks far squatter than the usual Saab 340's that Loganair used to fly on this route, and the 'plane actually comes from Suckling Airways (bought by Loganair two years ago.).
The Saab parked up beside in readiness for the charter to Aberdeen.
It was actually quite a comfortable plane, with 31 seats, of which 15 were booked today.
Boarding commenced and I was in Seat 4A, I took a quick pic of the row to show the decent legroom offered.
It was a clear day so the views were lovely…
..until we hit a bank of cloud at Edinburgh (no pic).
Despite being marketed by FlyBE, Loganair cling on to an inflight service, which, on a one hour flight at lunchtime is pretty basic, but a nice touch. Also, they still provide one suitcase free of charge, unlike FlyBE 'mainline'.
Wick - WIC
Edinburgh - EDI
Loganair are Scotland's airline, and a pleasure to fly with!
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